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When there is no self, who or what will exert a conscious effort to reach nirvana?

Even if there's no actor, there's still cause and effect. If I tell my child it's okay to steal bread in the bakery, he will likely go ahead and steal it. If I tell him it's bad, explain why etc. - ...
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Who is the latest person to have obtain enlightenment and become a Buddha?

One answer might be: The most recent Buddha was Gautama i.e. Siddhartha The next will be Maitreya Other people have become enlightened but were not "a Buddha" There are different "...
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When there is no self, who or what will exert a conscious effort to reach nirvana?

Certain Theravadins might claim the Buddha taught there's no self but there's no sutta in which he speaks these words. In Sabbāsavāsutta he in fact declares the view "there is no self" a &...
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